Roger Ailes


Roger Ailes is out at Fox News

Roger Ailes, the media titan who founded and built Fox News into a ratings powerhouse, has left the network after a 20-year tenure. 21st Century Fox announced his departure in a glowing statement that made no mention of the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the embattled Fox News chairman in recent days. Rupert Murdoch, the company patriarch, praised … Read More

Media as kingmaker: Roger Ailes rules over first GOP debate

New York Magazine Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News in 2006. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Amid ample confusion, one thing is clear: Fox News boss Roger Ailes is the power behind the throne for the first big Republican presidential debate. No, it's probably really the power in front of the debate throne. Fox is running next … Read More

Will Murdoch's sons renew Roger Ailes' contract?

CNN Money Rupert Murdoch owes Fox News boss Roger Ailes a whole lot. He’s provided the vision and executive oomph behind one of Murdoch’s greatest successes. But will Murdoch’s sons give Ailes a new contract? Inevitably, there is mounting internal Fox speculation amid the convergence of two realities: the expiring contract of Ailes, 75, and the ascension of Murdoch’s … Read More

Fox News boss not excited by any GOP candidate?

New York Magazine Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, speaks during the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in this 2006 file photo. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)We know that Fox News will reflexively show sympathy for the Republican nominee for the White House in 2016. But, says New York Magazine, Fox chief Roger Ailes is … Read More

Gregg Jarrett claims Roger Ailes saved him from alcoholism

TVNewser After an embarrassing performance on the air, a trip to an alcohol rehabilitation clinic, a relapse and arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and months of work at the Betty Ford Center, Gregg Jarrett has told the story of how he has been able to stay sober and get back to his job as an anchor at Fox … Read More

Memo from 1970: 'A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News' John Cook found "a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library" that addresses how to circumvent the "prejudices of network news" and deliver "pro-administration" stories to heartland television viewers. (A Romenesko reader points out that the memo was noted in the 1994 book, "SpinControl.") The memo - called, simply enough, "A … Read More
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